This past weekend we were very blessed to be able to attend Storyline Conference in San Diego. The funny thing is, at this stage in our life we never would have made the trip all the way there, but because we were “wintering” in El Paso when we found out about it, and because my parents now live in Tijuana, Mexico, it couldn’t really have worked out more perfectly.
There were an abundance of great Storyline conference quotes, so I decided to compile my favorites here.
Donald Miller – follow him on Twitter
Suffering ceases to be suffering when it finds a meaningful context.
There are a million great stories, but no perfect ones.
Jon Acuff – follow him on Twitter
Don’t confuse surprise with shock – surprise opens up hearts, shock closes ears.
If your adventures came with details, they wouldn’t be adventures, they’d be errands.
Fictional fear creates factual regret. Face the fear of today instead of the regret of forever.
God will never be handcuffed by your failures or unleashed by your successes.
Comfort never creates great stories.
Bob Goff – follow him on Twitter
See people for who they’re becoming.
Live in grace. Walk in love.
If you’re following a God you can trust, you don’t have to worry about the path you’re on.
You’re going to trip on the way, but if you’re following closely after Jesus, you’ll just bump into him.
Don’t remind people how far they have left to go, remind them how far they’ve come.
Don’t try to be right all the time, aim for righteous.
John Richmond – follow him on Twitter
If the reason we don’t go for something is the fear of losing the status quo, (and we can’t hold it anyway), by going for it we are only risking that which we can’t maintain and that’s no risk at all.
Something you never start will never be amazing.
The goal of parenting isn’t having nice kids. It’s molding adults who will change the world.
Jia Jiang – follow him on Twitter
Rejection is just an opinion. It says more about the other person, but we take it as a truth about ourselves.
When we’re not going out there getting rejected, we’re rejecting ourselves by default.
I’m linking this post up with The Creative Collective. This prompt was to be taking a Skillshare class, but I discovered that I didn’t plan far enough ahead to take one. I did decide that I probably would have chosen to take one on creating infographics, so I just made this instead.